3 Nov 2002
(updated 3 Nov 2002 at 07:47 UTC) »
Hi again all. I used to be JB318 on here, but I lost my password. <wishlist>There should be some sort of Advogato password retrieval facility...</wishlist>
Hopefully I'll have lots of interesting diary entries to post. I'm going to shoot for one or two a week instead of trying to come up with something witty and relevant every single day like I was attempting before.
sarum: Hoping you read the diaries, since I can't post a reply to your article ATM. You mentioned the desire to have a network protocol for SQL. Check out RFC 2259--it's basically what you're after, I think. Not that anybody implements it, but if you're the enterprising type it's certainly a good starting point.
Speaking of masters and journeyers... I recently read an excellent book on the subject: Software Craftsmanship by Pete McBreen. Makes me wish I could strike out on my own, or at least get some more of the flavor of being a master craftsman while still working within the walls of Megacorp. This books caused a paradigm shift in my thinking even greater than reading up on Extreme Programming.
To update from my last entries as JB318 aka "when we last left our hero": The medium-sized corp outsourced their outsourcing, so now I work for a Megacorp. That was a year after I completed the Big Move(TM) to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. And I'm now happily using Debian woody after using potato and following woody as testing since shortly after I moved out here.